This announcement has been edited to reflect a very recent development. P1xels is not a sponsor nor a participant in the 1197 conference in NYC.
The show will take place in two cities and run from November 29 (the launch date of the original P1xels’ website) and run through February 22, 2013:
Berkeley, California ~ The Garden Gate Creativity Center (formerly the Giorgi Gallery and birthplace of the iPhonic art movement), 2911 Claremont Avenue, November 29, 2012 – January 30, 2013. Opening night celebration December 1, 2012, 6-10 pm.
Bremen, Germany ~ OutOfMyMind Gallery, Goethestraße 36, December 21, 2012 – February 22, 2013.
Confirmed judges for submissions jury:
- Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Magazine’s first photographer and author of many books, including his very recent The Rolling Stone Years, now in its third printing.
- Glyn Evans, Publisher of iPhoneography.com, the first and very well-loved and respected iPhone art website.
- Daniel Marcolina, artist and author of iPhone Obsessed and publisher of the amazing new interactive iBook/eBook AppAlchemy.
- (a couple more judges will be named soon!)
Works will be displayed in print and digital formats, depending on gallery.
In Berkeley, we will present about fifty prints, ranging in size from 8″x10″ to 30″x40″ and we will have a digital feed on a widescreen monitor where, as each image is displayed, it will be timestamped and tweeted. Every artist who enters images for this global show will be included in this curated* digital feed. I am investigating the possibility of a large-format projection screen in the front to display images to passing car and foot traffic during nighttime non-gallery hours as well.
In Bremen, we will be hanging thirty prints. Butow Maler, the gallery owner will also be displaying a concurrent show of European iPhonic artists. If we get enough submissions and entry fees to cover printing and hanging costs, we may hang sixty prints.
As you can see, this will be a very selective group of images. We probably will only display one print per artist in Berkeley and Bremen. With perhaps a more in-depth look at the creators of the print selections on the video displays. P1xels has always been a daily improvisation, so details to emerge.
Naturally, many of the prints will appear in both Berkeley and Bremen, and all images will appear in New York City.
As always, images are limited to those shot and processed solely on an iPhone or other iOS device.
I am very excited about this show. There are so many new artists doing such great work who have emerged this year on P1xels and, if past experience is an indicator, we will attract some great new talent as other shows have in the past. And, of course, we had such a deep bench coming into this year to begin with. Great talent, excellent curation, wonderful venues and long running times: all the ingredients for an exquisite iphonic art soufflé!
We actually have time to promote the show properly this year: as I’ve mentioned more than once, P1xels has been a runaway freight train from day one. I am very happy about that and have hired a PR person to assist.
More details about everything will follow shortly. I don’t know if we will be offering any prizes. We will be covering, as always, print and hanging costs and will figure out a cost-effective way of getting prints back to artists. My initial thought is, if someone wants a prize beyond being in this prestigious exhibition, buy a box of Cracker Jack! But perhaps we will have a grand prize, with three runner-ups, and ten honorable mentions or something. I must do some research and, of course, it all depends on response, which I expect to be excellent. So … maybe!
Of course, we will not charge for enlarging prints or the higher print costs for enlargements, as other sites do. And we will display works in all locations. I’ve always thought it better to under-promise and over-deliver.
That’s it for now. Details for the Official Call For Submissions will be announced within forty-eight hours.
Artists: start choosing your best five or ten images for the most important iPhonic art event of the year, presented by P1xels, site of record to the global iPhonic art movement.
As always, I value your feedback, if you wish to write.
*Within reason, of course. Naturally, if someone sends in five hipstamatic shots of urinals or dead cats (yes I have received such), we’re not putting any of them on a screen! In any case, accepted artists will be able to add one or two shows to their C.V.